I think the biggest thing was being "active" throughout labour. Anyone who tells me they had an "active labour" I'm always - Juju?!
I had a 12.5 hour drug free labour - no gas, I was worried it would make me feel ill.
Definitely do antenatal classes, it's good for the dads to have a bit more of an idea, we did one run at our hospital, so they take you into the birth suites.
I took raspberry leaf tablets from 32 weeks, I went 10 days over.
Take lanoish cream for your nipples to the hospital.
I also made heaps of meals for the freezer so we could just grab them out at night times if cooking dinner was just not going to happen.